Sunday, January 29, 2017

Best of the Genea-Blogs - 22 to 28 January 2017

Hundreds of genealogy and family history bloggers write thousands of posts every week about their research, their families, and their interests. I appreciate each one of them and their efforts.

My criteria for "Best of ..." are pretty simple - I pick posts that advance knowledge about genealogy and family history, address current genealogy issues, provide personal family history, are funny or are poignant. I don't list posts destined for daily blog prompts or meme submissions (but I do include summaries of them), or my own posts.

Here are my picks for great reads from the genealogy blogs for this past week:

*  Privacy and the Genealogist - Part 1 and Part 2 by Lori Samuelson on the Genealogy at Heart blog.  Lori thinks we have more privacy now than folks in the 19th century.

*  Grandparent Inheritance Chart by Legacy Tree Genealogy by Roberta J. Estes on the DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy blog.  Roberta highlights a new autosomal DNA chart.  But you need grandparents to test.  Or test your grandchildren!

*  Term of the Day: Those Other Kids by Judy G. Russell on The Legal Genealogist blog.  English law was a bit complex;  primogeniture, gavelkind, and borough-English are interesting terms.

*  Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right by Tim Firkowski on The Genealogy Assistant blog.  Tim explains why genealogy without documentation is mythology.

*  Secret Wife of John Wilkes Booth, Presidential Assassin? by Schalene Dagutis on the WorldWide Genealogy - A Genealogical Collaboration blog.  Schalene delves into a rumor (?) about Lincoln's assassin.  Interesting.
  *  5 Reasons to Check Orphans Court Records by Kris Hocker on the A Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy blog.  Kris has excellent advice for Pennsylvania researchers.

*  Genealogy 101:  #9 Birth Certificate Alternatives by Gena Philibert-Ortega on the GenealogyBank Blog.  Another excellent piece by Gena.

*  Mortality for Genealogists by James Tanner on the Genealogy's Star blog.  James's post has an interesting graph and chart.

*  Advance Notice: Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family by John D. Reid on the Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.  This Canadian TV show sounds interesting - perhaps it will be available online.

*  SLIG 2017: It's a Wrap! by Jacqi Stevens on the A Family Tapestry blog.  Jacqi survived SLIG and learned a lot about DNA test analysis.

Here are pick posts by other geneabloggers this week:

*  Friday Fossicking Jan 27th, 2017 by Crissouli on the That Moment In Time blog.

*  GAGs - GeniAus Gems - 27 January 2017 by Jill Ball on the GeniAus blog.

*  Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean on the Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.

*  Friday Finds: Brickwalls by Martin Roe on the Norwegian Genealogy and then some blog.

  Friday Finds 27 Jan 2017 by Nichelle Barra on the Copper Leaf Genealogy blog.

 This Week's Creme de la Creme -- January 28, 2017 by Gail Dever on the Genealogy a la Carte blog. 

*  Saturday Serendipity (January 28, 2017) by John D. Tew on the Filiopietism Prism blog.

*  Favorite Reads of the Month - January 2017 by Nicole Dyer on the Family Locket blog.

Readers are encouraged to go to the blogs listed above and read their articles, and add their blogs to your Favorites, Feedly, another RSS feed, or email if you like what you read. Please make a comment to them also - all bloggers appreciate feedback on what they write.

Did I miss a great genealogy blog post? Tell me! I am currently reading posts from over 1600 genealogy bloggers using Feedly, but I still miss quite a few it seems.

Read past Best of the Genea-Blogs posts here.


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Jacqi Stevens said...

Randy, thanks for mentioning my SLIG article. I am really liking the learning opportunities afforded by genealogical institutes. The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is just one such venue--and totally worth it for those who want to go in depth with their research skills.

Kris said...

Thanks for the mention, Randy! I was both surprised and pleased to see that my post made this week's list.

Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

Thanks so much for the mention, Randy. I really appreciate it.